Auckland Writers Festival: Quote of the Session: Petina Gappah

Gappah Petina

Auckland Writers Festival: Sunday 15 May @ 3pm: A Zest for Life: Petina Gappah, Zimbabwe’s answer to Zadie Smith, and author of The Book of Memory, in conversation with Bianca Zander.

On how Petina fits writing into her busy life as a lawyer and mother:

“Since I had my son 12 years ago…I haven’t slept. I’m not as efficient as Margaret Thatcher, who got by on four hours, perhaps that’s why she was so cranky. I get by on about five.” – Petina Gappah

Auckland Writers Festival 2016: Quote of the Session: Jenny Haworth

Haworth, Jenny

Auckland Writers Festival: Sunday 15 May @ 10.15am: Recording the War: Jenny Haworth (author and publisher), introduced by Caroline Barron.

“He (Nugent Welsh, war artist) painted these pictures (of bombed out villages and historic buildings) to show the cost of war. That war has no historical respect.” – Jenny Haworth

 

 

Auckland Writers Festival 2016: Quote of the Session: Marlon James

James, Marlon

Auckland Writers Festival 2016: Saturday 14 May @ 10.30am: A History in Seven Killings: Marlon James (Man Booker Prize-winning author) in conversation with Noelle McCarthy.

“You have to risk pornography when writing sex, violence or love. You have to risk going too far. Or you risk failure of nerves, or worse, space-break sex.” – Marlon James

Auckland Writers Festival 2016: Quote of the Session: Vivian Gornick

Gornick, VivianAuckland Writers Festival: Friday 13 May: 4pm: The Odd Woman and the City: Vivian Gornick (New York journalist, essayist and critic) in conversation with Jolisa Gracewood.

“I see New York at eye level. I never look up. On the street the feeling is the same. It’s the blissful anonymity of the crowd. You either attach to it immediately or you don’t. It’s all temperamental.” – Vivian Gornick